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My self-summary
I never know what to say in these things. I am pretty shy and quiet even when typing apparently....Um, let's see...I can loop my tongue, dream in color, make balloon animals, do the Vulcan salute thing, stay up three days straight, ice skate, swim, and play poker (albeit, not all at the same time). I can't cook, keep anything neat, do extreme sports, reach the top shelf, kill cockroaches, change a tire, parallel park, speak French, always remember where i put my keys (all at the same time :P). I enjoy sports (especially hockey), classic lit, going to plays, comic books, random documentaries, independent films, shopping, dancing, and people watching. I couldn't find a career which combined all those things so I went to grad school instead. I am vegetarian and I don't drink (for non-religious reasons). However, I don't care if you eat meat or have a beer or two. I hate clubs but like quiet bars. I enjoy thoughtful conversation, humor, and intellect.....oh, and candy!!
What I’m doing with my life
Grad school, working as a teaching assistant, fostering puppies, and I generally try a new hobby about once a month. My life long pursuit is to become an intellectual. I don't believe this is something can achieve in my 20s. I'm better at it now than when I was a teenager but the array of knowledge in the world is pretty vast and it takes a lot of practice to truly master concepts.
I’m really good at
Not being the first person to break an awkward period of silence.
Falling down stairs
Eating just one potato chip
Fitting inside small cabinets
Talking to myself
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm corporeal?

To be honest, "Hey, what was the first thing you noticed about me?" isn't a question I go around asking people
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm going to create my own categories for this because: (1) I think that will probably tell you more about me (2) I tend not to consume as much mainstream media as I should (Note: this isn't because I dislike mainstream media. I just have a limited amount of free time)

Artworks: All of impressionism-especially Monet and Degas, early Dali, late Warhol, Chagall, O'Keeffe, Turner

Plays/Musicals: Shakespeare (Much Ado about Nothing is my favorite), Matilda, Wicked, Glass Menagerie, No Exit, Streetcar Named Desire, stuff by Neil Simon

Sport teams: Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavs, Boston Red Sox, Oakland Raiders.

Books: His Dark Arts Materials, Never Let Me Go, Oliver Twist, Pride and Prejudice, Hunger Games, Paper Towns, Greek tragedies, The Life of Pi, Animal Farm, Persepolis, To Kill a MockingBird, The Giver, Girl Interrupted, Water for Elephants, Their Eyes were Watching God, A Series of Unfortunate Events, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, The Remains of a Day, Of Mice and Men, Flowers for Algernon, Until the End of June, The Interestings, The Stranger, Geek Love, most stuff by Rainbow Rowell.

Movies: Spellbound, Off the Map, The Art of Getting By, Amelie, The Three Colors Trilogy, Emperors New Groove, Miracle, Star Wars, An Education, Adam, The Pianist, Star Trek, The Way Way Back, Wadja, Blackfish, Short, Amore, Term 12 and pretty much anything where there are no explosions and nobody falls in love

Shows: Seinfeld, FireFly, Jeopardy, Law and Order, and random stuff on ESPN, Clone Wars, Avatar the Last Airbender, Lost (sort of), Orange is the New Black, The Office (both UK and US), Gilmore Girls

Music: I don't have strong opinions about music. I like classical concerts but my spotify playlists are just collections of songs with random themes (i.e songs about superheroes, songs that mention pizza, wedding songs that are really about breakups, etc)
The six things I could never do without
So, there are a two ways I've seen people answer this question... Some people make a list that includes 'friends, family, etc' with maybe one unique thing. Others take the questions literally and do 'food, water,etc'. (Note: I've seen a few people who have done more creative literal interpretations 'carbon, hydrogen etc'-I like this one but I didn't think of it so would feel guilty claiming it as my own.)

Anyway, neither of these formats really work for me. I'll say I really love being an adult and discovering new things and I'll leave it at that.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The stuff I'm working on in grad school, how wonderful/horrible internet culture can be, the next play I want to see or book I want to read, how I can better communicate things to my students, the absurdity of various forms of media, how nobody in politics will admit their ignorance, what i want for dinner, whether I forgot something important at home, what my future holds, where I really want to live, the difference between artistic and scientific approaches to academics, the difference between western and eastern approaches to philosophy, when it's best to keep an open mind, how fleeting youth is, what I need to get from the store, how much of my past I should reveal to friends and strangers, if I should cave and get rid of my cable connection which I never use.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either working, reading, or out with friends
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
First, OKC should probably use the term 'personal" not "private".

There's not a lot of personal stuff I would feel comfortable putting here so I'm just going to put random stuff instead.

I just updated my phone for the first time in over a year and half. I only updated because my favorite trivia app finally stopped working.

I have an e-notebook full of random ideas I probably won't ever carryout.

I hate pickles, spicy food, and mint.

I kind of hate myers-briggs, but I'm either INTP or INTJ depending on which quiz I'm taking and how I'm feeling that day.

I don't understand why OKC thinks i'm 'compassionate' but not 'friendly'...stupid algorithms...
You should message me if
You've read this far and have something interesting to say

If you want a tip, I tend to prefer the 'couple mid-length messages and then a meet up' model.